Pieter Hugo



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Book Information

Original Title Nollywood
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First edition first impression medium format hardback fine condition, flat signed by Pieter Hugo to title page, no markings, binding firm, pages clean, please see pics, PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

The Nigerian film industry is the third largest in the world, after
those of the United States and India. Nigerian films often deal
with the moral dilemmas facing modern Africans today and
tell stories familiar to African families: of religion, violence,
AIDS, and economic hardship. Much as he did with his previous
book, the hugely successful The Hyena & Other Men, Pieter
Hugo documents the intense and incredibly colorful world of
Nollywood from an unusual angle. His images are staged
representations of Nigerian film sets, featuring local actors
who recreate themes and characters from Nollywood films. The
result is a series of surreal tableaux rooted in local symbolic
imagery. Accompanying the photographs are texts by Chris
Abani, and an essay by Zina Saro-Wiwa on
Nollywood’s growth and what it means to Nigerians.
Presented in a simple and restrained format, Hugo’s gorgeous
photographs reveal a little-known phenomenon to a wider

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Weight 1.25 kg